Thousand Islands: 04.14.21 Unconscious Bias: the hidden force causing workforce challenges.

Date and Time

Starts:04/14/2021 6:30 PM

Ends:04/14/2021 8:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 Hours Hour(s)





Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Unconscious or implicit bias has become a hot topic, and unconscious bias training is increasingly sought after, yet the nature of such bias means training isn’t enough to address it. This interactive and experiential workshop will not only highlight the impacts of bias on the workplace but provide an opportunity to develop tools and strategies to consciously mitigate unconscious bias.  

Participants will learn how to:

-    Understand the prevalence of unconscious bias in HR 
-    Understand the impact unconscious bias has on recruitment and retention
-    Introduce strategies and tools to mitigate unconscious bias 


6:30 PM Welcome and Chapter Update
6:35 PM Presentation
7:45 PM Questions and Answers
8:00 PM Closing Remarks Adjournment

During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.


Speaker bio(s)
Amanda  Dorter, Intercultural Intelligence Specialist

Amanda Dorter is a neurodivergent educator and advocate who moved to Kingston in 2018 after years living in Guelph, Montreal, Toronto and across the UK. Their professional experience focuses on community building, problem-solving and resilience with an EDI lens, and has specialised in intercultural and disability inclusion, including through their work as the Intercultural Inclusion Specialist at KEYS, and in their current role coordinating a program for people with long-term labour market absences.

David Yan

David Yan is a higher education professional from China who came to Canada in 2017. David has had profound experiences in higher education administration and strategy making with a focus on internationalization. He worked as an intercultural inclusion coach through Newcomers Empowering Business and is now an Inclusion Advisor at KEYS Job Centre. David is also a doctoral candidate and doing his research on international education leadership at post-secondary settings in Canada